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A 44-year-old female asked:

mom, 68, wore heart monitor and was determined she has arrhythmia. heart palps were 1st indication, as she felt them going up from stomach to throat. this came sudden, no prior heart issue. could it be her deathly fear of covid cause this issue?

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Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Palpitations: Stress and fear can cause palpitations. Without knowing what the arrhythmia is, it's hard to say if this is the cause.

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